Weekend Yoga Video: Dharma Mittra Back-bending Sequence

Here's a little back-bending video by Dharma Mittra for the weekend. Check out the Dharma Yoga Center website to find out more about this legendary yogi. I thought this was an interesting quote by Paramahansa Yogananda I found on the…

Pattabhi Jois and Yoga in India

A favorite quote of mine from Pattabhi Jois:  If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will…

B.K.S. Iyengar NPR Interview

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar was released. In 2005, NPR interviewed Iyengar to discuss the physical and mental benefits of yoga. If you haven't heard the interview, take…

The Sacred Symbol “Om”

This beautiful poster has a variety of photographs of the "OM" symbol found all over India. The text on the poster reads: The sacred symbol OM is found throughout India not only in temples, but also on walls, trucks and…

Observing Aparigraha

Before the new week starts and we all head back to work or school, take a moment to ponder these words on non-coveting by B.K.S. Iyengar in Light on Yoga: The yogi feels that the collection or hoarding of things…

The Yoga of Listening

Siddhartha listened. He was now listening intently, completely absorbed, quite empty, taking in everything. He felt that he had now completely learned the art of listening. He had often heard all this before, all these numerous voices in the river,…